Philadelphia Funk Authority: Award Winning Dance and Party Band
Involved in music since piano lessons at age 5 and playing in bands starting at age 15. Traditional music training led to a classical background on trombone. On the road with various bands on bass guitar starting at age 18 and began a very long and diverse but parallel career as a professional musician and airline pilot.
When the airline industry was shaken after 9/11, Gary branched out in the music business and founded both a vintage guitar company and a production company in New York City, producing high-end events including two Super Bowls. Gary also founded the Philadelphia Funk Authority in 1998 in his vision of what a great dance and party band should be. 20 years later Philly Funk is still performing to enthusiastic crowds at upwards of 100 events each year.
The Philadelphia Funk Authority did a FANTASTIC job! They were great to work with, flexible and provided EXACTLY what we requested. As the father of the groom, when we arrived at the reception the cocktail and dinner music was classy and elegant. Following dinner, when the dancing started, the dance floor was full from the first dance song to the last dance song. They are worth every penny! As one of our guests posted, "Just left the party of the century! Great food, great friends and wow, The Philadelphia Funk Authority, what a band!”
- Megan & Matthew